Penrith Youth Orchestra

Penrith Youth Orchestra
Professional orchestral training for young musicians in the heart of Western Sydney

The Australian Chamber Orchestra, Penrith Conservatorium at The Joan and the Penrith Symphony Orchestra partner to deliver the Penrith Youth Orchestra Program to increase musical activity and engagement in the Penrith catchment.

Penrith Youth Orchestra (PYO) was established in 2018, building on the success of the Penrith Strings Program, which the partner organisations established in 2015. The youth orchestra brings together school-aged musicians from the Penrith region to participate in regular rehearsals, workshops and performances.

Information for Applicants

No audition is required to join PYO. We encourage all applications, even if students are well above or slightly below the recommended minimum standard guidelines.

Places are allocated according to performance standard and ensemble experience.

The recommended minimum standards are:
Violin: Grade 5 AMEB / Suzuki Book 5 or equivalent
Viola: Grade 3 AMEB / Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent
Cello: Grade 5 AMEB / Suzuki Book 4 or equivalent
Double Bass: Grade 3 AMEB / Suzuki Book 3 or equivalent
Woodwind, Brass & Percussion: Grade 4 AMEB or equivalent




Friday 21 February | Saturday 22 February | Sunday 23 February

Sunday 31 May | Sunday 7 June |  Sunday 14 June | Sunday 21 June (Masterclass)

Sunday 9 August | Sunday 16 August | Sunday 23 August

Sunday 8 November | Sunday 15 November | Sunday 22 November



The fees for the PYO ACADEMY are $150/ student or $100 / student for siblings participating concurrently.

The fees for the PYO ONLINE are $60/ student or $50/ student for siblings participating concurrently.

Fees for term 3 and term 4 are $120 / student or $90/ student for siblings participating concurrently per term.


As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and let your child develop new skills. Enrol them in Penrith Youth Orchestra so they can create something great.

For more information about PYO, or questions about enrolment or the Creative Kids voucher please contact:

Brian Kjim. PYO Coordinator: | 02 4732 8686


The general program provides students with a unique mix of opportunities to learn, rehearse and perform with professional artists and tutors. Visit the PYO website to learn more information.

Visit PYO Website